My dream come true!!!!

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  1. Brock

    Brock Member

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    My wife has been asking me to get her a guitar so she can take lessons and play. She seems to be leaning towards an acoustic, non dreadnought size guitar. So I know how cheaper guitars are and she agrees we need to not buy a cheap one but also doesnt want to spend a mint on something that she will realize later she wanted something different. So far she likes Taylor 614 and up, Breedlove, J series Gibsons, some Guilds. Our budget is $2000 max but maybe a little more if its the right guitar. Any thoughts?
     
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    Larrivee LV10...an ornately beautiful guitar that is very easy to fret and sounds like angels.
     
  3. bluesjuke

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    That's a good budget for starting out I'd say.
    If you going that high a used option might be right for her.
    You can get a mint guitar and sell it for the same if it doesn't end up being just right without loss.
     
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    $2000 for a first guitar???? I guess if you have disposable income. Buy a used Yairi for less than $600 and be way ahead of the game!
     
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    Get a used Martin, you could find a really nice one for $2k. And they are easy to sell.
     
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    you know - I was at an acoustic event last weekend and most of the guys were playing these high end Taylors from GC. They sounded like crap - no real tone to them at all IMO, but then again mine were the Devil's ears that day if you catch my drift.

    Long story short there are much better acoustics out there for less money and if she's not going into a DI box why have a pickup in it in the first place? To me it's just another hole in a guitar that's stuffed with a battery. I think they are dumbing down the sound of acoustics in order to get a better "amp" sound out of them - kind of defeats the purpose IMO.
     
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    Ok so here it is. My wife's first guitar. The cool thing is that I get to play it also. It will be loved. Its a Breedlove SC20. I played at least 40 guitars thurs fri and sat and this one fit her the best. Some dreadnoughts may have had better sound but where WAY more money. This one I thought was the best tone and plays perfectly. Rings like a grand piano. I'm looking forward to playing her soon.

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  9. bluesjuke

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    I see you married well!

    Breedloves are great and I liked every one I've ever played.
    Now your work begins.

    Hope she enjoys it.
     
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    More pics please!
     
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    Is that a rosewood back?
    Looks great
     
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    Oem?
     
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    Geez...I play a $300 Yamaha...and i play with Martins and Taylors all the time. I stay with them very nicely. They get mad when I tell them what I paid. With your budget you should get something very nice indeed. Don't rush into it, check out al ot of stuff.
     
  14. Brock

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    the wood is called ziricote from south America. It seems to have the tone of rosewood with the brightness of maple.
     
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    Great pics.
    The guitar looks good as well btw.
     
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    Your wife looks awesome!!!,, ahhh, i meant your guitar!!! :)
     
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    ....and to think, BEFORE those pictures, I was jealous of the $2k budget....
     
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    nice curves on that there
     

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